Old Saybrook is nice too. There's an English Pub in town that I like.
You staying on the hook or a mooring...? Saybrook Point Marina is a great stop...nice pool, great showers, and laundry facilities! Bobby, the driver will take you to town and pick you up. Abby is the Dockmaster. Say hello. Check what time the fuel docks open if you are leaving early in the am.
You may need to fuel up the night before
If you're mooring...there are usually spots in north cove.
The seafood restaurant right on the water is pretty good..